Beatitude Prayers

Activity Objective

The young people will review the Beatitudes and reflect on their meaning in their lives.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to identify the Beatitudes as the way to serve God's kingdom.


  • Construction paper (1 per young person)
  • Markers, crayons
  • CD player, instrumental music CD


  • Review the Beatitudes with the young people.
  • Explain that they will make Beatitude prayers or poems that are acrostics, using a key word from one Beatitude. They will make up a word or phrase from each letter of the Beatitude word.
  • Have them print and decorate their work on construction paper. Give some examples:

Open to God
Open to others

Please help me
Enjoy others
And see the good they
Can bring to life.
Even when I am
Moody or
Keep me calm
Enough to
Remember your law of love and
Serve others by bringing peace.

Learning Styles

Self Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

15-20 minutes


Playing instrumental music during this activity helps create a reflective atmosphere.

Have the young people write their acrostic first on scratch paper and then copy it onto the construction paper.